Secrets of the sun uncovered

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Secrets of the Sun Uncovered


In honor of World Space Week, AOL.com is taking a look at the sun, the monstrous star at the center of our Solar System that is by far the most important source on energy on Earth.




Infographic by History Channel and Column Five

Click through to see incredible images of plasma activity on the sun:

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